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New York Public Schools Will Celebrate Eid

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally ...

Why We Should Respect All Cultural Celebrations

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact
Molly Alexander Darden

Every American stands on the shoulders of courageous, hard-working ancestors who came here from another country, bringing their cultures with them. Each of us is justifiably proud of our culture and heritage, and we deserve to see them respected, if not honored.

Bombing Claims 12 Lives In Kirkuk

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.15.2013 | World

BAGHDAD -- BAGHDAD (AP) — A bomb ripped through a crowd of Sunni worshippers coming out of a mosque in northern Iraq after prayers at the start of a...

Dozens Killed In Wave Of Bombings During Eid Celebrations In Iraq

AP | SAMEER N. YACOUB | Posted 10.10.2013 | World

BAGHDAD — A wave of car bombings targeting those celebrating the end of Ramadan across Iraq killed 69 people Saturday, a bloody reminder of the ...

Dozens Injured In Egypt Clashes Amid Eid Celebrations

AP | TONY G. GABRIEL and MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

CAIRO -- Tens of thousands of supporters of Egypt's ousted president marched Friday on the streets of Cairo and across the country, leading to clashes...

What Do Imams Talk About For Eid?

Religion News Service | Omar Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2013 | Religion

(RNS) In their holiday Eid al-Fitr khutbas, or sermons, on Thursday (Aug. 8) many imams across the country noted a growing climate of acceptance in Am...

Egyptian Protesters Keep Uneasy Truce During Eid

Reuters | Posted 10.09.2013 | World

By Shadia Nasralla and Angus MacSwan CAIRO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Thousands of supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohame...

LOOK: Eid Mubarak! Amazing Photos Of Worldwide Celebrations

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Religion

Eid Mubarak! Muslims all over the world have begun to celebrate Eid al-Fitr, the holiday at the end of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. Thou...

Yes, We Have Holidays Too!

Arzu Kaya Uranli | Posted 10.08.2013 | Religion
Arzu Kaya Uranli

Honestly, Islamic and national holidays have become more important for me when I became a mother. In our multicultural community in the U.S., my children enjoy many other holidays. I thought, "Why shouldn't I make something special for them for our own holidays?"

Assad Shown Unharmed After Rebels Report Attack

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

AMMAN, Aug 8 (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Thursday they targeted President Bashar al-Assad's motorcade heading to a Damascus mosque to mark the...

One Ramadan Many Celebrations; Islamic Pluralism in Action

Mike Ghouse | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

The essence of Ramadan is to become humble, simple and free from ill-will, anger, meanness and hate. Let's fill our hearts with goodwill and honor Ramadan by saying "Eid Mubarak" or Happy Eid to everyone who celebrates on a different day in the same town.

Eid Reflections

Philip Barton | Posted 10.07.2013 | World
Philip Barton

Today is Eid al-Fitr, the festival marking the end of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. As with Lent in Christianity and Yom Kippur in Judaism, this fasting creates space for reflection, humility and compassion. Current events in many Muslim countries give cause for all three.

Interfaith and Jainism

JAINA | Posted 10.06.2013 | Religion
JAINA

Interfaith is about having a deep awareness that faith or religion is an essential part of our lives, and that we must learn, respect, and understand other people's faiths.

Interview With a Thanksgiving's Turkey and Other Creatures of Rituals

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 01.21.2013 | Green
Rym Tina Ghazal

I'm not trying to impose or advocate a vegetarian lifestyle for everyone. But as we celebrate our different holidays, we might pause, if just for a moment, to remember and appreciate where our meal came from.

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

WATCH: The Hajj Explained: A Look Into Islam's Holy Pilgrimage

HuffingtonPost.com | Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 12.26.2012 | Religion

Millions of pilgrims are arriving in Mecca for Islam's annual Hajj pilgrimage that began on Wednesday, a journey all Muslims must perform at least onc...

Syrian Regime Agrees To Holiday Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 12.25.2012 | World

BEIRUT, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Syria's army command said it will suspend military operations to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, declaring a ceas...

Syria Agrees To Ceasefire During Eid, Peace Envoy Says

AP | KARIN LAUB and BEN HUBBARD | Posted 12.24.2012 | World

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of New York was plunged into darkness Monday by a superstorm that overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooded the financ...

World Begs Syria To Halt Violence During Muslim Holiday

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 12.19.2012 | World

BEIRUT — Turkey and Germany on Friday threw their weight behind calls for a Syrian cease-fire during a Muslim holiday next week as the internati...

How To Introduce A New Spouse To Your Holiday Traditions

Dr. Ruth Nemzoff | Posted 11.20.2012 | Weddings
Dr. Ruth Nemzoff

There's no denying that we all enjoy the universals of celebrations -- the good food, the family members getting together and sharing embarrassing stories -- but a holiday with different customs can be unpleasant without some effort to be a part of it.

Eid Eats: Reader Menus and Recipes

Posted 08.18.2012 | Religion

An instruction from the prophet Muhammad is to “eat together, and do not separate, for the blessing is in the company.” After a month of fastin...

Ramadan 2012: A HuffPost Community Observation Of The Islamic Month Of Fasting

The Huffington Post | Jahnabi Barooah | Posted 08.18.2012 | Religion

Ramadan is a month of fasting observed by Muslims, and is considered to be one of the holiest times of the year. It was established as a Holy Month fo...

Councilman Proposes Schools Close For Muslim Holidays

The Huffington Post | Samreen Hooda | Posted 08.06.2012 | Religion

Montgomery County councilman, George Levanthal, asked local schools to shut down for two Muslim holidays: Eid-ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha. "The schools...

Eid: Being LGBT And Muslim

El-Farouk Khaki | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
El-Farouk Khaki

For many LGBT Muslims, Eid is a time of sadness, guilt and isolation when they must either hide their orientation, or face rejection, condemnation and isolation from family, faith and community.

Syrian Troops Kill At Least 7 Despite Start Of Muslim Holiday

AP | ZEINA KARAM | Posted 10.30.2011 | World

BEIRUT — Syrian security forces killed at least seven people, including a 13-year-old boy, as thousands of protesters poured out of mosques and ...

Eid ul-Fitr 2011: A Celebration At The End Of Ramadan

Posted 10.22.2011 | Religion

Eid ul-Fitr, often abbreviated to Eid, is a three-day Islamic holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting (sawm). Eid ul-...